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The House of Rothschild ()


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The wealthy Rothschild family undergoes prejudice from the anti-Semitic society they live within.

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Mayer Rothschild / Nathan Rothschild
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Count Ledrantz
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Julie Rothschild
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Capt. Fitzroy
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Duke of Wellington
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Baring
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Gudula Rothschild
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Herries
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Hannah Rothschild
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Prince Metternich
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Rowerth
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Solomon Rothschild
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Amschel Rothschild (as Ivan Simpson)
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Carl Rothschild
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James Rothschild
Georges Renavent ...
Count Talleyrand
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Prussian Officer
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Prince Regent
Leo McCabe ...
Amschel's Secretary
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Prime Minister
Charles E. Evans ...
Count Nesselrolde (as Charles Evans)
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Guest at Reception Hall
Earl McDonald ...
Messenger in Stock Exchange
Lee Kohlmar ...
Doctor
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Guest at Reception Hall
William H. Strauss ...
Messenger and Guest at Recption Hall (as William Strauss)
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Prussian Guard (as Mathew Betz)
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Stock Trader
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Stock Trader
Harold Minjir ...
Stock Trader
Horace Claude Cooper ...
Stock Trader
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Stock Trader (as Craufurd Kent)
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Stock Trader (as Montague Shaw)
Harry Allen ...
Stock Trader
Gerald Pierce ...
Rothschild Child
Milton Kahn ...
Rothschild Child
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Amschel Rothschild as a Boy
Cullen Johnson ...
Rothschild Child
Bobbie La Manche ...
Rothschild Child
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Tax Collector in Prussia
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Prince Ruffo (uncredited)
Dick Alexandria ...
Man in 1780 Sequence (uncredited)
Mr. Bonn ...
Man in Ledrantz's Hunting Room (uncredited)
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Lord Chamberlain (uncredited)
Jack Carlyle ...
The Bailiff (uncredited)
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Man in 1780 Sequence (uncredited)
Mr. Corey ...
Man at Wellington's Garden (uncredited)
Jacob Dance ...
Man in 1780 Sequence (uncredited)
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Man in 1780 Sequence (uncredited)
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Official Giving Instructions to Soldier (uncredited)
Arthur Dulac ...
Man in Carl's Naples Office (uncredited)
Harold Entwistle ...
Stock Exchange Messenger (uncredited)
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Hoodlum (uncredited)
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Man in 1780 Sequence (uncredited)
Mr. Jerome ...
Man in James Rothschild's Paris Office (uncredited)
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Master of Ceremonies (uncredited)
Theodore Lodi ...
Man at Palace Banquet Room (uncredited)
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Prussian Soldier (uncredited)
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Page (uncredited)
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Woman in 1780 Sequence (uncredited)
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Man at Stock Exchange (uncredited)
Del Marget ...
Man at Nathan's London House (uncredited)
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Woman at Mayer Rothschild's House (uncredited)
Bill McDougal ...
Coachman (uncredited)
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Man in 1780 Sequence (uncredited)
Miss Monroe ...
Miss Vedera (uncredited)
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Hoodlum (uncredited)
Louis Shapiro ...
Napoleon Bonaparte (uncredited)
Mike Siebert ...
Hoodlum (uncredited)
Pietro Sosso ...
Man in 1780 Sequence (uncredited)
Bert Sprotte ...
Man in 1780 Sequence (uncredited)
Louis Van der Ecker ...
Assistant to Carl Rothschild (uncredited)
Miss Vedera ...
Guest at Recption Hall (uncredited)
Perry N. Vekroff ...
Secretary to Solomon Rothschild (uncredited)
Henry Wardell ...
Man at Stock Exchange (uncredited)
Paul Weigel ...
Man in 1780 Sequence (uncredited)

Directed by

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Alfred L. Werker ... (as Alfred Werker)
Sidney Lanfield ... (uncredited)

Written by

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Nunnally Johnson ... (screen play)
 
George Hembert Westley ... (based on a play by)
 
George Arliss ... (contributing writer) (uncredited)
 
Maude T. Howell ... (screen play) (uncredited)
 
Sam Mintz ... (contributing writer) (uncredited)

Produced by

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William Goetz ... associate producer
Raymond Griffith ... associate producer
Darryl F. Zanuck ... producer (uncredited)

Music by

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Alfred Newman ... (musical score by)

Cinematography by

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J. Peverell Marley ... (photography) (as Peverell Marley)

Film Editing by

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Barbara McLean ... film editor
Allen McNeil ... film editor

Casting By

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Robert Webb ... (uncredited)

Art Direction by

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Richard Day

Costume Design by

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Gwen Wakeling ... (costumes designed by)

Makeup Department

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Jack Dawn ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Emily Moore ... hair stylist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Ed Ebele ... production manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Ben Silvey ... assistant director
Richard Day ... second unit director (uncredited)
William Forsyth ... second assistant director (uncredited)
Fred Fox ... assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Natalie Kalmus ... art director: Technicolor segment
Lucien Hafley ... assistant props (uncredited)
Julia Heron ... set dresser (uncredited)
Martin Hershey ... props (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Ray Binger ... camera operator: second unit (uncredited)
Lee Crawford ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Harry Davis ... second camera operator (uncredited)
Louis Johnson ... gaffer (uncredited)
Harry Perry ... cinematographer: wardrobe & make-up tests (uncredited)
Ray Rennahan ... cinematographer: Technicolor test (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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William Bridgehouse ... wardrobe (uncredited)
Roy Dumont ... wardrober: men (uncredited)
Ben Silvey ... director: wardrobe & make-up tests (uncredited)
Alice Whitehouse ... wardrober: women (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

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Jerry Webb ... script supervisor (uncredited)

Other crew

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Maude T. Howell ... associate director
Joseph M. Schenck ... presenter
Harry Brand ... publicist: 20th Century Pictures, Inc. (uncredited)
Hal Horne ... publicist: United Artists Corp. (uncredited)
Jessie Kenyon ... stand-in: Loretta Young (uncredited)
Edward P. Lambert ... technical director (uncredited)
Sidney Lanfield ... fill-in director (uncredited)
V.L. McFadden ... follow-up man (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

The story of the rise of the Rothschild financial empire founded by Mayer Rothschild and continued by his five sons. From humble beginnings the business grows and helps to finance the war against Napoleon, but it's not always easy, especially because of the prejudices against Jews. Written by Col Needham

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Taglines Howling mobs made way for this lone figure, walking with dignity to his mother's house. The House of Rothschild! The house of five brothers, who stood steadfast against all their enemies! (Print Ad- The Gazette, ((Montreal PQ)) 5 May 1934) See more »
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Also Known As
  • Rothschild (United States)
  • The Great Rothschilds (United States)
  • Rothschild (Japan, English title)
  • La maison des Rothschild (France)
  • Die Rothschilds (Germany)
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  • 88 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia The brief closing scene was shot in the newly developed three-strip Technicolor process; filmed in 1933, this was the first feature film to include such a sequence. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Eternal Jew (1940). See more »
Soundtracks La Marseillaise See more »
Quotes Nathan Rothschild: I lost the bid on a technicality.
Hannah Rothschild: A technicality?
Nathan Rothschild: Because I'm a Jew.
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